Salmonid Restoration Federation

23rd Annual Coho Confab Agenda

Friday, August 20

3-5pm – Registration and Camp Set-up, at River’s Bend Retreat Center

5:30-6:30pm – Check-in at River’s Bend Retreat Center at 18450 Ray’s Rd, Philo, CA 95466

6:30pm – Community Dinner

7:30pm – Confab Welcome with Salmonid Restoration Federation
 
7:35pm – Orientation Presentations
  • The Ins and Outs of Coho Life Cycle Monitoring in the Navarro, Sarah Gallagher, CDFW, and Dave Ulrich, Mendocino Redwood Company
  • Streamflow Enhancement Efforts in the Navarro, Monty Schmitt, Senior Project Director of Environmental Flows, The Nature Conservancy, and Linda Macelwee, Mendocino Coast Resource Conservation District
  • Ridge to River: Rethinking & Retrofitting for Rehydration, Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center


Saturday, August 21

7:30-8:30am – Breakfast and Pack Lunches for field day and check-in for Saturday arrivals

8:30-9:30am – Opening Circle Announcements and Tour and Workshop Introductions

9:30am – 12:30pm – Morning Concurrent Workshop and Tour
  • The Whole Tree Enchilada & Other North Fork Navarro Large Wood Adventures Tour
    Field tour leaders: Anna Halligan, Trout Unlimited and Patty Madigan, Mendocino County RCD (MCRCD) 
  • Flow Enhancement Strategies Workshop will include an overview of policies, research, strategies, and the legal mechanisms to enhance instream flows, including;
    California Environmental Flow Framework, Julie Zimmerman, The Nature Conservancy
    Stand Age & Forest Evapotranspiration: Implications for Forest Management, Streamflow, and Salmonid Recovery, Matt O’Connor, PhD, CEG, Coast Range Watershed Institut
    Community Water Programs and Flow Lessons Learned in the Mattole, Tasha McKee, Water Program Director, Sanctuary Forest
    Water Transactions—Legal Strategies to Enhance Flows, Matt Clifford, JD, California Water Director, Trout Unlimited 

1:30-4:30pm – Afternoon Concurrent Workshop and Tour
  • The Whole Tree Enchilada & Other North Fork Navarro Large Wood Adventures Tour
    Field tour leaders: Anna Halligan, Trout Unlimited and Patty Madigan, Mendocino County RCD (MCRCD) 
  • It Takes a Village: Working with the Mill Creek Community to Restore Stream Flows for the Benefit of People and Fish, Monty Schmitt, The Nature Conservancy, and Linda Macelwee, Mendocino County RCD

5:30-6:30pm – Open Forum: Drought is the New Normal: Flow Enhancement Strategies for Climate Change Resilience Roundtable Discussion with presenters from flow enhancement workshop and group discussion
 

Sunday, August 22

8:30-9:30am – Pack Up, Breakfast, and Sandwich Bar

9:30-10am – Closing Circle

10am-2pm – Concurrent Tours  
  • Blowing Stuff Up for Salmon? — a Tour of Three Construction Phases of the Ten Mile River Estuary / Floodplain on the Mendocino Coast, Dave Wright, The Nature Conservancy, and Lauren Hammack, Prunuske Chatham Inc.
  • Realtering the Laguna: Restoring Lost Habitat and Improving Water Quality, Scott Dusterhoff and Alison Whipple, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Neil Lassettre, Sonoma Water, Brian Cluer, NOAA National Marine Fishery Service, Wendy Trowbridge, Laguna Foundation, and Kelsey Cody and Clayton Creager, North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.
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